Kammari residency for experimental thinking and arts

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Kammari residency is part of a larger Kammari project of creating spaces combining experimental thinking and arts. The project is led by Sakari Laurila, Niklas Toivakainen and Lau Lukkarila, all active artists and researchers.

The Kammari project is administered by the not-for-profit cultural association Kammari - elävän filosofian ja taiteen ry based in Helsinki.

Brief description of residency program

The Kammari residency program aims to create its own long-term artistic research and to bring together experimental thinking and art disciplines. The residency is also dedicated to experimentations in sustainable post-fossil existential means of everyday life.

The in-house research project of the residency is called Creature Season. More information: residency.kammari.org/creature-season

The residency is open to all art disciplines and fields of research. However our own main interest is in experimental dance, music, performance arts and cinema. In terms of research our interest is in critical thinking and theory (in a vast sense), ecology, and hands on research. More detailed information you can find in the above link to the Creature Season -project.

In terms of documentation and publications we aim to support continuous long term research, critical dialogue and public exhibition of research combined with contemporary arts.

On a social level we aim to bring artists, musicians, philosophers, researchers and writers together and develop international partnerships with individuals, organisations and research centres.

We aim to create an affordable, rural and materially sustainable space to work in. The residency house is built with natural local materials and with traditional building methods and the house is surrounded by nature. The natural surroundings are combined with possibilities of working with contemporary as well as traditional tools.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Other
Grants available

We are applying for funding for 2018 and if granted, we will be able to participate in travel costs.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food

The residency can provide basic food and supplies as well as camera, audio and documentation equipment, but as we have no external finances yet the guests would need to pay their own costs.

Expectations of the artist
  • Cleaning
  • Other

We facilitate and promote voluntary workshops, performances and exhibitions together with local artists and audiences. We aim for active communication with the local community.

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Food
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Woodworking Tools
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Sound Recording Studio
  • Plaster Room
  • Musical Instruments
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Room

Wheelchair accessible studios and accomodation.

Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Concerts, dance workshops, eco-art experimentations and traditional architectural experimentations.

How to reach

By train

By land and ferry from mainland Europe: bus or train to Athens, ferry to Rhodos, cross with a small ferry to Turkey, bus to Antalya, bus to Tasucu, ferry to North Cyprus, bus to Limassol.

By plane

Nearest airports are Paphos and Larnaka.

By car

From mainland Europe: Option 1: Drive to Athens, take a cargo ferry with the car to Cyprus. Crossing two days. Option 2: Drive through Turkey and take a car ferry from the town of Tasucu. Crossing over night to Northern Cyprus.

From Limassol to the village by bus, 2 hours - cost 1,5 Euros one way.

From Limassol to the village by car, 1 hour. We can also pick you up from the airports in Paphos or Larnaka to the village.

From Nicosia to the village by bus, 2,5h.

Nearest airport

Paphos, Larnaka

Contact information

Kammari residency for experimental thinking and arts
Tries Elies
4846 Tries elies


Phone: (357)97712858

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